Filemon Lopez, Comcast senior VP of Strategic Operations, announced year two of Internet Essentials, a broadband adoption program designed to help close the digital divide for low-income Americans.
The program was launched Saturday at an Internet Essentials Community Connections Summit held at the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) Learning Center.
The Houston Area Urban League, AAMA and Crime Stoppers of Houston were among several community partners involved in the Internet Essentials program that were on hand to conduct digital literacy workshops for participants.
Workshops included Using the Internet to Find a Job, Helping Your Child Apply for College and Keeping Kids Safe on the Internet.
Nearly 4,500 families or 18,000 people throughout the Greater Houston area have enrolled in the Internet Essentials program. In its first full year of availability, more than 100,000 families or 400,000 Americans are now online.
Comcast continues to enhance the program with new features and processes designed to accelerate enrollment in the program.